Lady Gaga has brushed off criticism about her apparent decision to wear fur just hours after Peta boss Dan Matthews fired off an angry letter to the star over her fashion choices.
The Poker Face hitmaker caused controversy after she stepped out draped in what appeared to be a pink mink coat last week following a trip to a Giorgio Armani store in New York.
Matthews, the organisation's vice president, was disgusted by Gaga's choice of clothing and accused her of breaking a 2011 promise to her animal-loving chat show pal Ellen DeGeneres not to wear fur. He also took offence at the wolf carcass stole she posed with for the poster of her movie debut Machete Kills earlier this year.
Scottish actor Alan Cumming also took aim at the 26 year old on Twitter.com, writing, "I'm so disappointed to learn ladygaga wears fur! Guess she doesn't love all little monsters".
Gaga has now spoken out about the furore, taking to her Little Monsters website and addressing the drama: "For those press and such who are writing about whether or not my fur is actually real, please don't forget to credit the designer HERMES. Thank You! LOVE, gaga."